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The plus-and-minus Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games wound up on the weekend on Queensland’s Gold Coast with a familiar mix of ...  
Black power, the media and the Commonwealth Games

Coverage of protests by an Indigenous group at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games show the news ...  
High stakes commerce and the end of cricket?

The story from South Africa about fair play, abuse and rorting the rules had some beginnings on a ...  
It's not just about the cricket: It's all about the profit

As long as the profit motive drives cricket, the end result is winning at all costs, writes John ...  
The spirit of competition: Australia is losing its way

Recent statistics show an increase in apathy towards sport within our nation which has not been ...  
Australian Cricket ball tampering: The defence of context

These modern instances of ball manipulation do little to mask the fact that the noble game has ...  
Steve Smith, Cricket Australia, Turnbull and keeping our eye on the ball

Our nation is united in outrage over a cricket scandal — not the child sexual abuse RC or the ...  
Cricket, grog and junk food: A recipe for obesity

As Australia's obesity rate balloons, Australian cricket continues to be sponsored by alcohol and ...  
Athletes, dope and the lords of the court

The playing field is not level in the area of human rights for athletes and national sports ...  
Three Coalition MPs caught out claiming endorsements they simply never received

What is it with rightwing politicians claiming endorsements they simply don’t have? Managing ...  
More than just a game: How computer cheating is killing chess

These days, computer chess programs are much better than even the very best of the human players ...  
Nathan Broad's slap on the wrist for online abuse more like a pat on the back

The lightness of footballer Nathan Broad's penalty for the online trafficking of intimate photos ...  
Grand final victories: Melbourne Storm, Penrith Panthers and Richmond Tigers

North Queensland Cowboys' finals defeat and grand final results in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbour ...  
Politics and sport don't mix — unless donations or sponsorships are involved

Sport is a reflection of society and attempting to suppress a song about love is a very political ...  
Cowboys win: Keeping North Queensland on the map

The big weekend victory for the Cowboys NRL team provides another reminder that North Queensland ...  
Héritier Lumumba and the AFL’s problem with race

After the resignation of two prominent footballers, it seems the AFL has learnt little about its ...  
Media wowsers force AFL resignations and help set Australia back 40 years

Two AFL executives being forced to resign after a media campaign scandalising workplace affairs is ...  
The Ali Fahour incident and sport's unseen violence

The tolerance of violence in sport is a symptom of a far greater malaise involving a largely ...  

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